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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

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Experience the thrills of Ottawa and Gatineau from both land and water on an amphibious vehicle tour of Canada’s capital city. Board an “amphibus” to see Ottawa’s picturesque sites, including Parliament Hill (Colline du Parlement), the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada), ByWard Market (Marché By) and Sparks Street's National War Memorial Monument (Monument commémorative de guere du Canada). To get a comprehensive feel for the area on your one-hour tour, your bilingual guide will share humorous anecdotes as you cross the streets of Ottawa and Gatineau and float atop the waters of Ottawa River.
Highlights
  • Guide provides an entertaining history of Canada’s capital
  • Amphibus tour: See the cityscape and National Gallery from the Ottawa River
  • Visit monuments and landmarks often missed by visitors
  • Choose from 7 departure times throughout the day
What to Expect
The tour begins at the intersection of Sparks and Elgin Street, just steps away from Parliament Hill. Climb aboard a convertible land-to-water amphibus and settle in for a 1-hour tour of Ottawa and Gatineau.
Listen to entertaining live commentary as you pass famous landmarks including Canadian Parliament, the National Gallery, and the Prime Minister’s residence. The on-board guide ensures you see unmarked and lesser-known points of interest that visitors often miss.
Once you’ve explored the city streets, the amphibus descends into the Ottawa River. From the water, enjoy rare panoramic views of the cityscape. Pass the capital’s three iconic bridges as the guide provides historical background you won’t find in the guidebooks.
After the bus makes its way out of the water, take a scenic ride over the Rideau Canal and end the tour back at Parliament Hill.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was cancelled. We were notified two days before that the attraction was cancelled until the end of August. The Hop on Hp Off was substituted.

Date of experience: July 2019
7  Thank PatsyCanuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lady Dive specializes in guided tours of the National Capital Region of Ottawa-Gatineau. Established in 1999, it offers trolley bus; amphibus (land and water); and open-top, double-decker bus tours. We chose the one-hour, amphibus tour (the vehicle is fully adapted to water and land transportation)...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank burr6013
ladydive, Front Office Manager at Lady Dive Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing Amphibus Lady Dive. We are very happy that you enjoyed the tour. We hope to see you and yours in the future.

Reviewed 2 July 2019

Thanks to Keith and Sabrina for the nice ride around Ottawa and on the lake! Was a great experience.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Pauline L
Reviewed 2 July 2019

Pierre switched back and forth, from the English language to French, while giving us a tour of downtown Ottawa. He took a break in the middle of the tour and walked up and down the isle to ask us if we had any questions. Even...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Jeff_Frazier
Reviewed 28 June 2019

We had visitors from Spain and we wanted to do the Lady Dive tour. We consulted the web site and decided to take the tour at Wednesday, June 26 at 3:55pm. We live in Aylmer, Qc so we drove to Ottawa and paid to park...More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank Halifax75
ladydive, Office Admin. at Lady Dive Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

I’m sorry to hear about your bad experience. We do show our scheduled bus tours time on our website, but it is also stated on the website that the tours hours can change without notice. Since there were no reservations made in advance for that...More

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